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by PeeBee
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cooling system
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Cooling system

Here's a link to the series of posts I did about creating the cooler cupboard and indoor brewery. The condenser plate and compressor were supplied and fitted by a cooling engineer. It cost about £1,100. Pricey, but well worth it. It's lovely to be able to draw a pint at about 12°C on these warm aft...
by PeeBee
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Stainless vs brass for CO2 system?
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Stainless vs brass for CO2 system?

… 2 gauges a must, obviously! Pardon? Put that out of your head for starters! Just one gauge is needed to tell you how many PSI you set the regulator's low-pressure side. Many regulators have two gauges, but for CO2 the second gauge (high pressure side) tells you only if the cylinder is empty, or n...
by PeeBee
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Pros and Cons?
Replies: 23
Views: 966

Re: Pros and Cons?

… With equipment like this now appearing on the market in quick time, are us 3V system builders the last of our breed? … You probably right. I very nearly gave up on my 3V system which is only just coming back on-line after a 9-month outage - a gap filled rather too well by a Grainfather! I'm even ...
by PeeBee
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Pros and Cons?
Replies: 23
Views: 966

Re: Pros and Cons?

… PeeBee: do Grainfather make a 50 litre version? I've not been able to find one. … Oops. I said 50 litre didn't I. Not available yet, but it's coming (probably New Year now 'cos they must have all been tied up with the software "upgrade" fiasco recently): https://grainfather.com/grainfather-g70/ A...
by PeeBee
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Pros and Cons?
Replies: 23
Views: 966

Re: Pros and Cons?

Thanks to everyone who replied. I think I'll go for the Grainfather. I think there is only one regret I have about getting a Grainfather (ignoring their recent foul-up "upgrading" the software. Fixed now; I think? … I hope!) and that is: I couldn't wait for them to bring out the new bigger 50L vers...
by PeeBee
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Too much froth
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Too much froth

Hi "Globaldave". We were discussing this on another thread I know, but you are introducing some conflicting info here? So the "flow regulator" is part of the beer-line, and also steps the pipe diameter down - that makes sense, so the tap takes the thinner line which has a stripe but that doesn't ind...
by PeeBee
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Amber Malt.
Replies: 15
Views: 473

Re: Amber Malt.

Amber Malt is terrific stuff, but very variable (hence there has been answers to say it is too toasty/roasty). Suggesting it is roasted between 50 and 100 EBC doesn't help much. Great in malty styles like "Burton Ale". E.g. Fullers 1845 clones, but the recipes for 1845 are only 10% amber and Simpson...
by PeeBee
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Dry hopping with pellets.
Replies: 14
Views: 705

Re: Dry hopping with pellets.

I'll use pellets to dry hop (sometimes) and tend to do it in the secondary. Pellets sink and there is not much chance of introducing oxygen as it has been pressed out. But I do "bag" (not really, I "cage") them for the quite unfounded reason that by adding them loose they sink into the yeast sedimen...
by PeeBee
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Newbie home bar experience needed
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Re: Newbie home bar experience needed

Best I could find on manuals, but this "TRM900" seems to be a later model and the pipe configuration is quite different. Might be worth giving Brandels a call to see if you can get the right manual? You must find the model number for your cooler first. https://brandels.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/...
by PeeBee
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Newbie home bar experience needed
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Re: Newbie home bar experience needed

Just be doubly sure 'cos I'm giving advice over a distance based on some photos I'm sure I'm interpreting correctly (i.e. if it squirts beer all over you, I've vanished!). I am assuming the two middle tubes on the cooler are the python lines 'cos they are jumpered and with a striped tube. That means...
by PeeBee
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Newbie home bar experience needed
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Re: Newbie home bar experience needed

Hmmm i didnt know if i could disconnect the jumpered tube and connect them to the 2 clear tubes that come from the tap. the thin tube that has the flow adjuster on is for the carling tap. it will get a thourgh clean once my cleaning bucket turns up. The last thing you want is beer running into the ...
by PeeBee
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Newbie home bar experience needed
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Re: Newbie home bar experience needed

HaHA thanks for the info. … The second row has the piccie of the unit: It's got one product coil (the open tubes - you'll need to run line cleaner or the like through them and rinse them well), the jumpered tubes is the python line (and they've already been jumpered as I'd described). The other pho...
by PeeBee
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Newbie home bar experience needed
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Re: Newbie home bar experience needed

Damn, this post needs deleting!
by PeeBee
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Newbie home bar experience needed
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Re: Newbie home bar experience needed

Here's a typical cooler: s-l1600.jpg Actually not so typical, it's got 4 product lines and 2 is more typical. The python lines are that pair of upturned pipes. The red stoppered pipe is the overflow and indicates when enough cooling water has been put in (don't try picking up the cooler when full - ...
by PeeBee
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Newbie home bar experience needed
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Re: Newbie home bar experience needed

Don't quite follow your cooler setup (as you are new you'll have to be "active" - post a few posts - before you are allowed to post attachments like piccies), but your cooler should have an in/out "python" line and one or more in/out "product" lines. The product lines are kept very clean (your beer ...